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‘Don’t understand why teams go gaga over him’ – disappointed fans on Twitter rail against Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh garnered attention for his continued run of poor form. On Thursday’s match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, he was dismissed after making 10 off seven balls.

Delhi Capitals were playing without Prithvi Shaw, and he left a big gap in their squad that was too much for Mandeep Singh to fill. The opener lasted five balls and could not score a single run. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar’s inswingers in the opening over ensured a wicket maiden. Marsh came in to bat at number three, and hit a fluent couple of fours.

But Sean Abbott, making his debut for the Sunrisers ensured Marsh did not last long. A leg-cutter bounced more than Marsh expected, and the batter got a leading edge and ended up lobbing the ball back to Abbott.

DC post 207 despite losing Mitchell Marsh, Mandeep Singh early

The Australian all-rounder has had a difficult tournament, after joining the franchise a few matches into the start of the IPL. Before the start of this game, he scored 64 runs from three innings averaging 21 at a strikerate of 125. He has a high score of 37 , which came against the Lucknow Super Giants in a losing cause. Marsh was acquired by DC at the mega-auction for 6.5 crores.

However, losing Marsh and Mandeep early had little impact on the Capitals’ innings.A 122-run partnership between David Warner, up against his former franchise and the resurgent Rovman Powell ensured DC set a formidable target of 207. Warner scored a blistering 92 off 57 balls, including 12 fours and three sixes at a strikerate of 161, and Powell, promoted up the order bludgeoned a 35-ball 67.

 

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